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Sharing Our Faith Together

Holy Ground

by Chris Lane 9 March 2021

Acts 33: 30-33
“After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. Moses was amazed by what he saw, and went near the bush to get a better look. But he heard the Lord's voice: ‘I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and dared not look. The Lord said to him, ‘Take your sandals off, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

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Exodus 3: 4-6
When the Lord saw that Moses was coming closer, he called to him from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!”

He answered, “Yes, here I am.”

God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” So Moses covered his face, because he was afraid to look at God

It was not the actual ground on which Moses stood that was holy. It was the presence of God that made it holy. The direction to Moses to remove his shoes was to conform with what Moses was familiar with as a custom in the temple. Moses responds by not only removing his shoes but by covering his face, a sign that he understood that he was in the presence of God and conscious of his own sinfulness and unworthiness. Holy ground is anywhere where God’s presence resides. For us, as we come to worship God, we should do so with reverence in our hearts. As we meet with God may we come to Him with awe and wonder, ready to worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

‘ As I walked through the door, I sensed His presence,

And I knew this was the place where love abounds

For this is the temple, Jehovah God abides here,

And we are standing in His presence on Holy Ground.’

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Let us pray
His name is Almighty and He is the Lord.

His name is Creator and He makes all things new.

His name is Sustainer and he holds us in the palm of His hand.

His name is the Saviour who died in our place.

His name is Forgiveness and he can be trusted to heal and to bless.

His name is Holy and He is the one we come to worship,

His name means He is worthy to receive all we have and all we are,

For ever and ever.

Amen